Tracee Ellis Ross
 
Tracee Ellis Ross has denied a report alleging she threatened to cut back her Black-ish TV appearances if she didn’t get a pay raise equal to co-star Anthony Anderson‘s substantial salary. Tracee reportedly earns $80K per episode wile Anderson takes home $100K per episode.

The Hollywood Reporter claimed on Friday, that the 45-year-old actress was earning considerably less than her 47-year-old male co-star and she planned to cut back her appearances on the hit ABC sitcom if her salary wasn’t commensurate with Anderson’s.

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Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson

Tracee Ellis Ross is asking network bosses for a raise to close the pay gap between her and Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson — even though he has more responsibilities than she does.

Ellis Ross is battling ABC network bosses for equal pay despite the fact that Anderson holds dual roles as actor and executive producer on Black-ish.

Ellis Ross says earning the same pay as Anderson is fair because it symbolizes equality in Hollywood.

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Yara Shahidi

ABC’s Black-ish spin-off, Grown-ish, debuted to low ratings on Freeform, ABC’s Family Network, on Wednesday. Freeform aired 2 episodes of Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi and Francia Raisa, as college students trying to make their way in the world.

The new series drew low ratings despite heavy marketing and promotion on major network talk shows and popular social media platforms.

Grown-ish follows 17-year-old Zoey Johnson (Shahidi) as she leaves home and heads off to college where she and other millennials party, chase boys, talk politics, and tackle social justice issues.

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Raven-Symone and Nadyne Hicks

Former child star Raven-Symone, left, will appear as a lesbian in an upcoming episode of popular ABC sitcom “Black-ish.”

That’s a not a stretch for Raven-Symone who is in a longterm lesbian relationship with former America’s Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston.

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